Defense Operations Blog

Orbital to Launch Aerial Target Systems for United States and Japan

January 5, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corporation, Chandler, Arizona, is being awarded a $12,454,893 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for six trajectory developments and build-ups, test and launch of 40 GQM-163A aerial target systems for the U.S.

DARPA's Video Countdown of Top Technologies of 2014

December 31, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

So the countdown is on … the countdown for a new year, new challenges and new triumphs. During 2015, the nation’s top weather experts are slated to get a new weather satellite. The Pentagon will get a new chief. The Army will get at least four new uniforms. But before we look into the future, we highlight DARPA's video countdown that sums up 2014.

Navmar to Enhance TigerShark Sensors in Afghanistan

December 29, 2014

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded an $11,831,173 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-14-C-0131) to extend a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort in support of the Copperhead Unmanned Air Systems, specifically TigerShark unmanned aerial vehicle. This effort includes the improvement of sensor and platform capabilities, sustainment and reset of current detachments in theater for the TigerShark UAV. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (50 percent); Patuxent River, Ma

En Pointe to Provide Software Assurance

December 29, 2014

En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, California, has been awarded a maximum $11,207,546 modification (P00003) exercising the first option year to a one-year base contract (SP4701-14-F-0035) with two one-year option periods for Microsoft software assurance, maintenance, and support. This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Location of performance is California with a Dec. 25, 2015 performance completion date. Using service is federal civilian agencies.

Three Small Businesses to Support Meteorological and Oceanographic Systems

December 29, 2014

Assured Space Access Technologies Inc., Gilbert, Arizona, is being awarded a $19,943,982 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide in-service engineering agent functions for meteorological and oceanographic systems, foreign military sales systems, and expeditionary and joint systems, projects and tasking engaged in worldwide operations, ashore and afloat. Forward Slope Inc., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $19,090,075 contract with one two-year option period,

Northrop Grumman to Provide Airborne Laser Detection Systems

December 29, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida is being awarded a $35,514,955 firm-fixed price contract for the fabrication, integration, test and production of airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) and delivery of peculiar support equipment and engineering services to support those systems. This contract is in support of the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). ALMDS is a laser-based system, which uses streak tube imaging light detection and ranging to detect, classify, and localize surface and near-surface moored sea mines. The system is mounted on the MH-60S

Boeing to Provide Trident II Navigation System to United Kingdom

December 29, 2014

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded $39,540,071 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide the U.S. and U.K. Trident II (D5) maintenance, repair, and rebuilding and technical services in support of the navigation subsystem. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, would bring the contract to a maximum dollar value of $80,164,349. Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California (75 percent), and Heath, Ohio (25 percent), and work is expected to be completed Sept.

Boeing to Support Airborne Radar Systems

December 29, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $64,247,052 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the continued availability of operational APG-63(V)1, APG-63(V)2,  APG-63(V)3 and Talon HATE radars after aircraft installation.

General Atomics Awarded Predator/Reaper Logistics Support Contract

December 29, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., doing business as GA-ASI, Poway, California, has been awarded a $375,212,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance.

U.S. Army Extends Afghanistan Logistics Support Contract

December 29, 2014

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $8,074,256 modification (P00019) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0016) for continuation of the current contractor logistics support 2014 contract for the one system remote video terminal deployed in Afghanistan. This modification incorporates requirements for a bridge extending the current contract 128 days, from Dec.

Battelle to Support CBRN Detection and Decontamination

December 29, 2014

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $13,048,856 incrementally funded, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to continue contractor support services for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection, reconnaissance, protection and decontamination systems, and contractor logistics support. Purpose is to provide a strategic tool for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense to deliver sustainment support for the identified high-complexity, low-density systems that fall under its life-cycle managemen

King Aerospace to Support Reconnaissance Aircraft

December 29, 2014

King Aerospace, Addison, Texas, was awarded a $40,259,260 firm-fixed price contract for continuation of contractor logistics support for the De Havilland Canada Dash 7 airborne reconnaissance low EO-5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Fort Bliss, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec.

Rockwell Collins to Provide Stratotanker Software and Navigation Technology

December 29, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $7,946,398 firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee contract for KC-135 Block 45.1 upgrade software. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Mar. 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $7,946,398 are being obligated at the time of award.

Thales Supports Sentinel Radars

December 22, 2014

Thales Raytheon Systems Company, Fullerton, California, was awarded a $19,943,236 modification (P00038) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W31P4Q-13-C-0091 for life cycle contractor support for Sentinel radars, including depot maintenance, contingency operations and scheduled and unscheduled overhauls. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $13,220,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is December 31, 2015. Work will be performed in Fullerton, California.

Northrop Supports Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System

December 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Incorporated, Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $24,345,692 modification (P00028) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract W58RGZ-13-C-0010 for Hunter unmanned aircraft system contractor logistics support. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $10,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is December 17, 2015. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona (25 percent), and in Afghanistan (75 percent).

Raytheon Receives Global Broadcast Service Contract

December 22, 2014

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,678,321 firm-fixed-price contract for the production, integration, test and delivery of the global broadcast service (GBS) below deck terminals. The GBS is a key component of the Joint Military Satellite Communications program, which provides high-speed information flow of high volume data to users both afloat, ashore and for Special Forces.

U.S. Navy Awards Training Technology Contract

December 22, 2014

Organizational Strategies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,531,203 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topic N98-057, entitled “Advanced Training Technology Delivery System.” Work will be performed in Jacksonville, North Carolina (92 percent), and Lexington Park, Maryland (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017.

BSC Partners to Provide Helicopter Crew Trainer System

December 22, 2014

BSC Partners LLC, San Diego, is being awarded a $13,679,958 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N61340-14-C-0002) under Topic #03-190, helicopter operations aircrew/crew chief trainer. The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install and test MH-60 Naval aircrew training system (S/N 2) and MH-60S aircrew virtual environment trainer (S/N 3) device.

Motorola’s Mobile Radio Contract Modified

December 22, 2014

Motorola Solutions Incorporated, U.S. Federal Government Markets Division, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $15,634,774 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N39430-13-C-1220) to exercise option period two for global sustainment of enterprise land and mobile radio systems at 53 military installations worldwide.

Raytheon to Provide Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Radar System

December 22, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $25,405,003 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of PMA-290 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) AN/APS-148 SeaVue radar system components. The MPRA is the primary maritime surveillance aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy. Functions and duties include anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare; command, control, communications, computer and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance; search and rescue; drug interdiction; and exclusive economic zone protection.